The Eurovision 2021 competition was a bold attempt to combat the coronavirus, but it was also about much more than that. How about any other details?
Although Rock ‘n’ Roll may be Dormant in the United States
it is very much alive in Europe. The success of At Least Maneskin’s “Zitti E Buoni,” a song full of obscene words and lyrics about smoking, was not the only indicator of a return to form for rock.
Angry nu-metal band Blind Channel from Finland placed sixth with their song “Dark Side,” and The Black Mamba from Portugal placed twelfth with their song “Love Is On My Side,” a classic 1970s rock ballad that could have easily fit into Paul McCartney’s collection.
Perhaps French will Take Over the World of Pop Music Next.
Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity of Spanish-language pop in the United States and Europe, thanks to artists such as Bad Bunny, Rosala, and C. Tangana.
Is it time for French right now? Saturday night, Barbara Pravi sang “Voilà,” a traditional slice of chanson that many commentators likened to Édith Piaf’s work, and she placed second for France. Gjon’s Tears from Switzerland took home bronze for their performance of “Tout l’Univers,” which was sung in French.
Britain is Universally Despised Across Europe. Also, Germany. Yet Slightly Less
Britain’s representative, James Newman, was the night’s biggest embarrassment after collecting zero points from both the judges and the audience. The last time Britain ended on a 0 was in 2003.
Could this be Related to the United Kingdom’s Decision to Leave the European Union? Or maybe it doesn’t at all. On Saturday, Germany, the political powerhouse of Europe, received only three votes and ranked dead last. There were only six votes for Spain and eleven for the Netherlands.
The Eurovision Voting System Is the Best in the World.
Choosing a winner in Eurovision is a complicated and time-consuming procedure that includes a jury from each of the 39 participating countries (including some that are nowhere near Europe, like Australia), as well as a public vote. On Saturday, however, the count of votes cast was the event’s main attraction.
France and Switzerland seemed like certain victors as ballots were announced, but then Iceland surged into contention and Italy swept through with strong public support. Although it may be difficult to implement, other large award ceremonies, such as the Grammy Awards, could benefit from involving the public in the voting process.